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Jul. 28, 2008 at 7:32am

When Will the Reconciliation Begin?

Fenced off but a full can of garbageSo, how 'bout that Chinese Reconciliation Park, huh? Haven't been? Well, it's scheduled opening July 3rd didn't happen considering the fence [mostly] blocking off access to the new space. The sad thing is right now that folks are, instead of enjoying the park at the southern tip of the Ruston Way waterfront, trespassing because the fence isn't really complete enough to keep people out. Saw a couple folks there last week and that full can of garbage behind the fence seems kinda' silly.

Not sure what's left but either zip up the perimeter a bit or open it up for all to enjoy. It certainly looks like a great and meaningful place. Could do without those massive ships looming in the background tho...

comments [5]  |  posted under chinese reconciliation park, city of tacoma, ruston waterfront, tacoma

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by ixia on 7/28/2008 @ 8:49am
The July 3rd celebration was just a sneak preview, I think it will finally open in September. We noticed the trash too, right after that party. The probably just forgot to clean it out then. What's silly is that all around the trash cans seem to have the most visual impact. Would have been nice to not make the cans such focal points. Otherwise, I am thrilled we have this gem of a park.

by jenyum on 7/28/2008 @ 1:20pm
There's some contact information here:
www.crpftacoma.org/

According to this article:
www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/...
only a portion of the park has been completed and there is additional construction to begin in September.

by KevinFreitas on 7/28/2008 @ 2:54pm
:( Sad face. Such a beautiful spot already and my hopes were already up that it'd be open soon. I guess reconciliation doesn't happy over night. ;)

by Heather on 4/27/2009 @ 2:26pm
I thought I saw some people walking around in the park the other afternoon. I couldn't stop to check it out at the time. Do you know if it is open now?

by dolly varden on 4/27/2009 @ 5:04pm
When I was down there last week, you still had to sneak in around the fence. It's looking close to finished though, and I promise I only left footprints behind...

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